Watch Cooking Channel

Loving: The Galloping Gourmet

Graham Kerr -- The Galloping Gourmet

The Galloping Gourmet series that made Graham Kerr famous was before my time, but I’ve caught a few clips of his hilarity on YouTube.  He literally galloped over a chair to make his entrance and drank copious amounts of wine as he cooked, never holding back on the clarified butter.

Years after the show ended in 1971, Kerr did a bit of a culinary 180, scrapping the fat and calorie-laden recipes for which he was known in favor of heart-healthy fare.

Graham Kerr -- The Galloping Gourmet

Graham Kerr -- The Galloping Gourmet

On Cooking Channel, we’re bringing back the original Galloping Gourmet—so bring on the cream and butter. I checked out The Galloping Gourmet Television Cookbook and found it full of intriguing old-school dishes like Potted Shrimp (shrimp mixed with butter, jarred, and sealed with clarified butter) and Fillet Steak Wellington (beef cooked in clarified butter and wrapped in puff pastry spread “thickly” with liverwurst).  Paula Deen sure would be proud.

The Galloping Gourmet Cookbook -- Volume 6

The Galloping Gourmet Cookbook -- Volume 6

But most entertaining are Kerr’s snippets of commentary in the cookbook’s section intros.

A few gems:

“Cocktail parties are social suicide. Their object is to discharge hospitality en masse to people who don’t rate a dinner.”

“Don’t overcook—pappy, non-bite foods are for infants and sweet-tooth addicts whose dentures are in for repair.”

“Our language has coined slang that can be put to excellent use in the kitchen—such phrases as “she’s a vegetable” or “suburban cabbage.” Both these terms use vegetables to describe an unutterably drab, dull, pointless existence. In most Western cuisines, the slang usage is right on the money.”

“If you, my reader, are female—then regard a dessert as you would best like to be regarded. Attractive, delicate, not over decorated, no false garnish, not pushy, a little bittersweet, subtle, slightly evasive, and, even though you may hide this from yourself, frankly luscious!”

Do you have favorite Kerr moments from The Galloping Gourmet? I can’t wait to watch full episodes of this guy in action.

Catch The Galloping Gourmet, weekdays at 2:30PM ET — only on Cooking Channel.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Tags:

Comments (2285)

  1. Seorimícuaro posted 03/16/2013

    Websites you should visit…

    Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose…

  2. browsergames posted 03/16/2013

    Title…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated information, nonetheless truly worth taking a look, whoa did 1 learn about Mid East has got extra problerms too [...]…

  3. engine posted 03/16/2013

    Title…

    [...]check beneath, are some totally unrelated sites to ours, on the other hand, they may be most trustworthy sources that we use[...]…

  4. browsergames posted 03/16/2013

    Title…

    [...]usually posts some pretty interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]…

  5. fussballmanageronline.com posted 03/16/2013

    Title…

    [...]Every after in a whilst we select blogs that we read. Listed beneath are the newest web sites that we select [...]…

  6. Stickers posted 03/17/2013

    Stickers…

    [...]just beneath, are several completely not related sites to ours, nevertheless, they may be surely worth going over[...]…

  7. aion kinah posted 03/17/2013

    Title…

    [...]Here are a number of the web-sites we suggest for our visitors[...]…

  8. Traffik Buster posted 03/17/2013

    Title…

    [...]Here are some of the web-sites we advocate for our visitors[...]…

  9. Social App Tool Reviews posted 03/17/2013

    Title…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a handful of unrelated information, nevertheless genuinely really worth taking a search, whoa did one study about Mid East has got much more problerms also [...]…

  10. Title…

    [...]Every when in a though we decide on blogs that we read. Listed beneath would be the most recent web sites that we select [...]…

  11. fuck posted 03/18/2013

    Title…

    [...]Every when inside a even though we decide on blogs that we study. Listed beneath would be the latest web sites that we choose [...]…

  12. www.hairextensionscity.co.uk posted 03/18/2013

    Appreciate it…

    [...]Like your article.. thanks…[...]…

  13. mattbacak posted 03/18/2013

    Excellent website…

    the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the…

  14. porn posted 03/19/2013

    Title…

    [...]very handful of internet sites that come about to be comprehensive below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well really worth checking out[...]…

  15. wireless camera posted 03/19/2013

    Sources…

    Here are some of the sites we recommend for our visitor…

  16. vintage lover posted 03/20/2013

    vintage lover…

    [...]Here are a number of the web sites we recommend for our visitors[...]…

  17. www.buymycaoldcar.co.uk posted 03/20/2013

    Title…

    [...]check beneath, are some totally unrelated internet sites to ours, even so, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[...]…

  18. abortion pill clinic daytona posted 03/20/2013

    Title…

    [...]The info talked about in the article are several of the most effective out there [...]…

  19. Usana review posted 03/20/2013

    Title…

    [...]Every as soon as inside a though we pick out blogs that we read. Listed below would be the most current web-sites that we decide on [...]…

  20. treating dog ear mites posted 03/20/2013

    Title…

    [...]very few web sites that take place to become detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly properly really worth checking out[...]…

  21. Samsung Galaxy S4 posted 03/20/2013

    Title…

    [...]always a huge fan of linking to bloggers that I really like but don’t get a good deal of link adore from[...]…

  22. SAT practice tests posted 03/20/2013

    Sites we Like……

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]……

  23. numbness in feet posted 03/21/2013

    Title…

    [...]very few internet sites that take place to be detailed beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly nicely worth checking out[...]…

  24. special effects posted 03/21/2013

    Title…

    [...]below you will obtain the link to some internet sites that we feel you need to visit[...]…

  25. marketing mca posted 03/21/2013

    Title…

    [...]usually posts some really fascinating stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]…

  26. Home Improvement posted 03/21/2013

    Title…

    [...]please pay a visit to the web pages we follow, such as this one particular, as it represents our picks from the web[...]…

  27. clicksure posted 03/22/2013

    Title…

    [...]The information mentioned inside the write-up are a few of the top offered [...]…

  28. Assignment Writing Services posted 03/22/2013

    Title…

    [...]we came across a cool web page that you just could possibly take pleasure in. Take a search when you want[...]…

  29. motor insurance posted 03/22/2013

    Great Content…

    we like to honor many different web pages on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out…

  30. butter board posted 03/22/2013

    Title…

    [...]below you’ll come across the link to some web-sites that we feel it is best to visit[...]…

  31. Zouk Rnb posted 03/23/2013

    Zouk Rnb…

    [...]Every when inside a whilst we opt for blogs that we study. Listed beneath are the latest web sites that we opt for [...]…

  32. Continue Reading posted 03/24/2013

    Sites we like…

    the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the…

  33. http://extrabingogames.com/ posted 03/24/2013

    So cool…

    The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available…

  34. Lingerie Apparel posted 03/24/2013

    Title…

    [...]we came across a cool web-site that you just could possibly enjoy. Take a search for those who want[...]…

  35. online rental dvd posted 03/24/2013

    Title…

    [...]one of our visitors lately advised the following website[...]…

  36. how to get raspberry ketone posted 03/24/2013

    So cool…

    The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available…

  37. pergolas para jardin posted 03/25/2013

    Title…

    [...]please take a look at the web sites we follow, which includes this a single, because it represents our picks from the web[...]…

  38. click here posted 03/25/2013

    Title…

    [...]please take a look at the web pages we comply with, like this one particular, as it represents our picks from the web[...]…

  39. shutters posted 03/25/2013

    Title…

    [...]that may be the end of this post. Here you’ll discover some web sites that we believe you will appreciate, just click the links over[...]…

  40. free online games posted 03/25/2013

    Title…

    [...]please check out the web pages we comply with, which includes this one, as it represents our picks in the web[...]…

  41. Pool Live Tour Hack posted 03/25/2013

    Title…

    [...]although web sites we backlink to below are considerably not connected to ours, we feel they may be in fact really worth a go as a result of, so have a look[...]…

  42. Dragon Story Cheats posted 03/25/2013

    Title…

    [...]The information mentioned inside the write-up are several of the top out there [...]…

  43. RentMyEstate.com posted 03/26/2013

    Title…

    [...]just beneath, are a lot of entirely not connected websites to ours, however, they are certainly worth going over[...]…

  44. ideas for 30th surprise party posted 03/28/2013

    Title…

    [...]just beneath, are several entirely not related web pages to ours, however, they’re certainly really worth going over[...]…

  45. Domonic Mongello posted 03/28/2013

    Title…

    [...]just beneath, are several totally not connected sites to ours, however, they are certainly really worth going over[...]…

  46. Title…

    [...]very couple of web sites that come about to become in depth beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly effectively really worth checking out[...]…

  47. Biggest Haraj posted 03/29/2013

    Title…

    [...]one of our guests a short while ago encouraged the following website[...]…

  48. saskatoon appliance parts posted 03/29/2013

    saskatoon appliance parts…

    [...]Here are some of the sites we advocate for our visitors[...]…

  49. musculation posted 03/29/2013

    Title…

    [...]we came across a cool web page that you might love. Take a appear for those who want[...]…

  50. customer kitchenaid dishwasher reviews…

    [...]one of our visitors not too long ago encouraged the following website[...]…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c